Pool of London

Breakfast options:

  • Food purchased the night before
  • Macdonalds
  • Sushi from Wasabi
  • Doorstep

From Hotel to Monument Station:

  • Total travel time is about 37 mins.
  • From Hotel walk about 3 mins, 0.2 miles to Hammersmith Broadway
  • Take the District Barking to Monument Station
  • Total travel time is about 30 mins (15 stops)
  • 12th Stop: Blackfriars, 13th Stop: Mansion House, 14th Stop: Cannon Street Underground Station

Alight at Monument Station

We may take RV1 single decker bus for this route.

The best seat for this single decker is on the right-hand side, at the front of the highest level seats.

Pool of London
Circular Walk
Leisure walker: 2 hours
Power walker: 45 minutes

START: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Monument → London Bridge → Southwark Catherdral → Borough Market → Clink Prison → Golden Hinde → London Bridge Experance → Hay’s Galleria → Britain at War → London Dungeon → H.M.S. Belfast → City Hall → Shad Thames → Design Museum→ Butler Wharf → Tower Bridge → St Katherin’s Dock → Tower of London → Monument (Great Fire of London)

FINISH: Monument Underground: Northern, District and Circle Lines

Stop 1 – Monument, London Bridge, Southwark Catherdral

Our Pool of London STARTS at Monument Underground Station. Exit the station at the Cannon Street EXIT and turn sharp left. Walk down the west (right hand) side of KING WILLIAM STREET EC4 onto LONDON BRIDGE. Continue over the right-hand side of LONDON BRIDGE to Glaziers Hall. Take the narrow flight of steps behind Glaziers Hall down onto MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1 (Thames Path) and turn right at the bottom. Follow Montague Close around to the left, walking behind Southwark Cathedral.

Stop 2 – Borough Market, Clink Prison

  • We may have our lunch at Borough Market and pack extra for when we are in Museum of London.

Turn right onto WINCHESTER WALK SE1 then left through Jubilee Market into Borough Market. After walking around the markets exit left back onto Winchester Walk. At the end turn right into STONEY STREET SE1 then left into CLINK STREET SE1 for the Clink Prison Museum.

Stop 3 – Golden Hinde

Re-trace your steps back along Clink Street into PICKFORD’S WHARF SE1. Passing the 12th century ruins of Winchester Palace walk up to the Golden Hinde.

Stop 4 – London Bridge Experience, Hay’s Galleria, Britain at War, London Dungeon, H.M.S. Belfast, City Hall

Walk around the front of the Golden Hinde onto CATHEDRAL STREET SE1, and then turning sharp left back into MONTAGUE CLOSE SE1. Follow the road under LONDON BRIDGE to the London Bridge Experience.

From the London Bridge Experience continue under LONDON BRIDGE into TOOLEY STREET SE1. Turn left down the narrow passage way just before Saint Clave House, turning right at the end onto the Thames Path (The Queen’s Walk). Walk along the riverside path to Hay’s Galleria.

For the Britain at War and London Dungeon attractions walk through Hay’s Galleria back onto Tooley Street, turn right and cross the road. Walk back through Hay’s Galleria to re-join the walk.

Continue along the riverside path pass Hay’s Galleria to H.M.S. Belfast.

Continue along the riverside path from H.M.S. Belfast to City Hall.

Continue along the riverside path from City Hall to Tower Bridge.

Stop 5 – Shad Thames, Design Museum, Butler Wharf

Walk under Tower Bridge and along the narrow SHAD THAMES SE1 road to the Design Museum.

From the Design Museum walk back to Tower Bridge along the riverside path, in front of Butler’s Wharf restaurants and shops, to the passage way at the end that leads back through to SHAD THAMES SE1. Turn right and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE.

Walk up the west (left hand) flight of steps onto TOWER BRIDGE and walk across to the first flight of steps on the other side. Walk down the steps on to ST KATHERINE’S WAY E1. St Katharine’s Way.

Stop 6 – Tower Bridge, St Katherin’s Dock, Tower of London, Monument (Great Fire of London)

After walking round St Katherine’s dock take the footpath leading to the front of the Tower Thistle Hotel and continue back to TOWER BRIDGE. Walk under Tower Bridge along the cobbled road to the Tower of London and Traitors Gate. Continue along the river front path past, Three Quays, Sugar Quays, Customs House and Old Billingsgate Market to LONDON BRIDGE.

Walk under the first part of LONDON BRIDGE, turn right and take the steps up onto LONDON BRIDGE. Turn right at the top of the steps on to KING WILLIAM STREET EC4. Continue a short distance and turn right into MONUMENT STREET EC4for the Monument column.
To Bank Of England Museum

Take Bus 133 Bishopsgate from Monument (Stop Q)
2 stops
Alight Bank Station Threadneedle St (Stop C)

  • Bank Of England Museum
  • Museum Of London
  • Roman Fort Ruins, just a wall

Museum Of London

Find the entrance
The museum’s entrance is located on a pedestrian high walk which can be reached by stairs, escalators or lifts from Aldersgate Street; London Wall or St Martin’s-le-Grand.
Free WiFi
Connect your mobile or tablet in the museum free of charge

Opening Times:
Museum is open 10:00am to 6:00pm daily (last admission 5:30pm)

After dinner, slowly walk back to hotel to rest and recharge for next day activities.

Museum of London
Address: 150 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5HN
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7001 9844
Website : http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Public transport:
Tube: St Pauls / Barbican / Moorgate. Barbican/Moorgate: Follow signs to the Museum along the High Walk.
Tube
Barbican (5 minutes walk) St Paul’s (5 minutes walk)
Bus
4, 8, 25, 56, 100, 172, 242, 521

The Bank of England Museum [FREE] – This museum details the history of the Bank of England, beginning back in 1694. Some of the oldest bank notes in existence are on display here, as well as forgeries from over the centuries, historical artefacts, and a genuine solid gold bar – which you can even try to pick up yourself!

A day of my life passing

My experience with a day of life

I actually really have NOTHING to talk about which is really depressing. HAHA. I have alot of things to blog about but they seem kind of mundane and I don’t really have much inspiration. Sooooooo, I’ll just bomb alot of photos in here that we took on one of our trips to Chinatown and Ikea. The pictures are preeety self explanatory. So just look and enjoy?

CHINATOWN! (:

Chinatown

Outside temple
This was taken outside one of the Tamil temples there.

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gift

This is actually a really great gift you can give to people who really like calligraphy or like Chinese Chinese style stuff. My friend was someone who was like really very traditional Chinese and she learns like Chinese poems and calligraphy and stuff like that. So, its really hard for me to buy a gift for her but I found this perfect gift!!

You all should buy it, I would say its better to get it done with multiple colours like mine and not just a plain colour and prefably in Chinese characters cause I don’t really like the English characters that he did. Also, I suggest you don’t pay the extra money for the extra scroll. I suggest you keep the money and buy a full glass frame from Ikea (about 5 bucks?) and frame it yourself. It would look soooooo much better than on the flimsy scroll. =X

Its about 20 bucks I think the drawing. So its pretty worth it, he takes around half an hour to draw and you can stand there and observe him while he does it. Its really amazing cause this art piece is done with a simple piece of wood block and various colours!

So check it out when you can! (:

IKEA!

First up, you should always go for the free drinks in Ikea if your a member! (Free flow of coke, ice lemon tea, sprite) One member is entitled to TWO free drinks! So you can totally pop down and bring your business partner or spouse or something. Purchase some of their food (NOT THE FISH) and then drink till your hearts contents!

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me drinking

I think Ikea should totally hire me to promote their free drinks or something! HAHAHA. Doesn’t the picture look like some kind of random advertisement you see somewhere? HIRE ME!!! HAHAHA

mommy drinking

Or you could hire my mummy! I wouldn’t complain totally. (:

After drinks, head down to the sets they have there, ESPECIALLY THE PURPLE SET like DUH! The purple set is the most stunning and most beautiful!! A picture speaks a thousand words, so look how preeeety it is!

purpleroom

purple room 2

purple room 3

Get bored of the sets? TAKE PICTURES WITH THEIR PLANTS!!! HAHA

plant

Or you could just take the plants in their natural beauty.

flower

flower 2

rose

So apparantly, I favor RED flowers and ROSES cause they are sooooo pretty! Buy a dozen for me and I’ll marry you! HAHA

I tried to take them so that they look professional, apparantly I failed. HAHA

So your tired… what do you do? GO BACK FOR MORE DRINKS AND CHAT!

Know something REALLY INTERESTING you can do?? TRY BEING CROSS EYED! I can’t though.. here are my lame attempts though.

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Not only did I fail, I ended up with a massive HEADACHE! (So kids don’t try this at home) XDD

headache

Then head home in your car or the shuttle bus and enjoy the beautiful scenery. (:

scenery

CHEERS! And a quote to share about families…
“Important families are like potatoes. The best parts are underground.” -Francis Bacon

The happiness between each family is often what is not seen in the surface. Dig deep within you and the beauty of your family will never fail to astound you. (: